Success Stories

‘Life made a meal out of me – until I learned to stir things up.’

F BITES is not just a cooking program – it is a life lesson program, designed to prepare our students for the real world. We’re proud of the fact that over 85% of our graduates are enrolled in higher education or have been successfully placed in the workforce. Each student has their own unique story of success and how F BITES has positively impacted their lives.

Read on to see what some of our recent graduates have to say about the program.

“F BITES was life-changing for me. I’ve been in and out of trouble since I was 10. I got a chance to turn my life around and signed up for F BITES. F BITES gave me more than cooking lessons, they taught me how to enjoy life. For the first time in five years, I have hope.”

“It’s good to know someone cares about my future, and is willing to teach me to make me a better man.“
“It’s empowering to have somebody believe in you.”

“I can lead people, give direction and encourage others to become something from what I’ve learned from the weeks I’ve been cooking.”

“I haven’t completed nothing in my entire life except a prison term. I’ve been in and out of institutions and the Niagara County Jail for over 20 years. I want to extend this training to go on to the next level. This is a stepping stone and I compliment the Niagara County Jail for even instituting something that brings about a positive change. Most jails lock you up and they put the control mechanisms on you but they don’t provide an opportunity for you to grab something.”

F BITES is part of my recovery. Chef Bobby turned his life around. He brings inspiration, hope and evidence that a person can change their life. Hopefully I can take this and, with the help this program has provided, reintegrate myself back into society at a steady position.”

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